Everyone in the family is invited to come along and have fun at this years’ Active Sunderland Big Family Fun Run

ON SATURDAY 30 April the Active Sunderland BIG Family Fun Run is set to launch the Active Sunderland BIG events programme for 2016. Everyone is being encouraged not to miss out on a great ‘early bird’ offer of a reduced entry fee until 18 March.

With a focus on fun running for all the family, the event offers the choice of a 1.5 or 3Km circuit of Mowbray Park which is especially suitable for children.

Councillor John Kelly, Sunderland City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Wellness and Culture, said: “The Active Sunderland BIG Family Fun Run is one of many fantastic running events for people of all ages and abilities happening in Sunderland across a weekend which includes the Siglion Sunderland City 10K and Siglion Sunderland City Half Marathon.

“Our event is especially suitable for families, of any age or ability, as you can run, jog or walk around the  fantastic Mowbray Park. This is a great way for young children and their parents to join in and have a great day out with the emphasis very much on having a fun.”

“This year’s all new event has many new features and we are looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces coming back as well as those joining in for the first time.”

The runs will be preceded at 1pm with the start of the family fun programme of activities within Mowbray Park. Including ‘have a go’ sports taster sessions , traditional family sports day activities such as an obstacle course and tug of war there will be something for the whole family to enjoy.

The Family Fun runs will start at 4pm and this year the entry fee includes the new Active Sunderland BIG Events technical t-shirt, medal and a goody bag!

Additionally all runners participating in the BIG Family Fun Run can take part in the inaugural 600m Dash on Sunday 1 May, prior to the Siglion Sunderland City 10k and Siglion Sunderland City Half Marathon at Keel Square – FREE with your entry into the BIG Family Fun Run!

An early bird offer of just £9 per entry is available until 18 March 2016. In addition a group discount is available for five people who only pay for four to enter. Please note a group entry must include at least one adult if children under 8 are taking part.


12 June : BIG Bike Ride
27 July : Area Festival – Princess Anne Park
30 July : City Centre Festival
3 Aug : Area Festival – Barnes Park
10 Aug : Area Festival – Seaburn / Roker
17 Aug : Area Festival – Mowbray Park
24 Aug : Area Festival – Hetton Lyons Country Park
25 Sept : BIG Walk

For online entry visit www.activesunderland.org.uk or, for further information emailactive@sunderland.gov.uk